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Case Study: Counselees and the Local Church

Case Study_ Counselees and the Local Church

You are a Christian counselor in a parachurch organization. You receive requests from churches to counsel their members. Here are a few of those scenarios: You call a pastor to let him know that “one of his sheep” is seeking counsel from you. He says,… Continue Reading …

Case Study: The Aspiring Counselor Wannabe

Case Study_ The Aspiring Counselor Wannabe

Biff is 42 years old. He has been working on the production line at the local tire manufacturing facility for the past 18 years. He’s an excellent employee and is well-liked by his peers. He is someone you can always rely on if you want… Continue Reading …

Case Study: Don’t Tell Anyone I’m In Counseling

Case Study_ Don't Tell Anyone I'm In Counseling

Mable was clear when she called for counseling. Under no circumstances was her pastor to find out that she was seeking counseling for her situation. Her request for anonymity is not an unusual one for Christians in the church. Once upon a time, the pastor… Continue Reading …

Case Study: You Need to Please God

Case Study_ You Need to Please God

Mable struggles with the fear of man. She is a people-pleaser, or what some call codependent. Her “functional theology” is more about performing for others than resting in Christ. She is exhausted and ready for your help because her life has fallen apart. She is… Continue Reading …